Monthly Archives: May 2011

Overland House Disassembly, Choice, MN Continued

Here are the final photos from the March 2011 disassembly of the Overland House.  Everything with this place was phenomenal!  The logs and accompanying components have been moved to Decorah and are awaiting reassembly once the basement foundation is poured.  The rebuilt house will be used as a woodworking space with overnight rental upstairs.

Overland House: east elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overland House: oak log purlins run from gable to gable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overland House: hand planed white pine floor joists with hand planed pine floor boards above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overland House is of the three room plan. Photo taken from main room looking west into two smaller rooms with staircase dividing the two. Notice the interior log partition wall that divides the main room from the two smaller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East elevation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North and west elevations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West and south elevations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oak cellar joists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project nearly complete! Stone dug from cellar and logs hauled away. The framed addition was left standing and was crunched and hauled to a landfill. Had the deconstruction site not been 70 miles from Decorah we likely would have disassembled it, too. But you can only do so much.